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Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 789   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Schaarbeekse Kriek follows the same process of Oude Kriek. This Kriek is made exclusively with hand-picked local wild Schaarbeekse sour cherries.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Poured from a 2011 750 mL bottle into a tulip. There is a soft pop as the cork is released, and the pour into my glass has an energetic level of carbonation. The beer itself is a hazy dark pink rapsberry color throughout, with a few resplendent bubbles visibly rising from the bottom of glass. A gentle off-white head relaxes to a ring around the edge for most of the glass. A robust cherry aroma is not overly strong but is definitely the most noticeable aroma. At first the cherries seem sweet and creamy, but there is a slightly sharp tartness that adds a little bit of an edge. Lemony lambic notes, tannic cherry skin, and some oaky red wine notes. As it warms the farmyard funk comes through, although it is not dominant by any means. The Schaerbeekse cherries come through immediately. Once the fruit base is set, the tartness starts to build, bringing in notes of lemon and oak, and a bit of tannic vinous fruit. The lambic in the form of lactic acidity and the sweet cherries play off of each other for the majority of the sip. Just a bit of Bretty funk adds a background complexity. There is a mineral note in the finish. As compared to some other fruit lambics, this has a somewhat richer body and creamier nature. The carbonation is smooth and gentle as opposed to crisp, which makes it feel undercarbonated at times. In reality, it is simply more of a subtle carbonation to go along with its subtle flavor. Even though it is tart and sour, I do not sense that it is overly acidic. I enjoyed drinking this Kriek for sure. My fruit lambic preference goes to Cantillon, but this is a serious lambic.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours clear burgundy with a pink circumference head. Aroma is slight funky cheesy feet, cherries and a hint of cinnamon. Taste is cherry sweet, cinnamon, mild-high sour, oak.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2017 Bottle at the brewery. Hazy ruby pour with a fine-grained pink head. Tons of sour cherries, cherry cores, raw almonds, minerals, barnyard funk, macerated cherries. Very dry, light and refreshing. Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sissio (1483) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 12, 2017
bottle @ home clear cherry peach, minimal pink head cellar, black cherry liquor light astringency, black cherries, sour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting Kyle finally made it to at Mickeys on December 01. 750 mL bottle, 2005 vintage. The pour is a dirty reddish color with a thicker pink head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a film. This is an interesting thing. There is a plastic VOC thing happening on the nose. There is a light rubber band thing going on that Im not crazy about. There is a good amount of cherry and a nice tartness, but its just not as crisp and clean as I was hoping it would be. The flavor is much of the same. The cherry is a little dry and the VOCs and rubber band are still prevalent. The mouth feel is thicker and syrupy with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart cough syrup thing happening that just doesnt do it for me. Maybe this needs to be a little fresher.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerGantzel (403) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2016
A delicious kriek from 2011. Round in the taste with medium-high sourness. Dark red liquid with an exceptionel white head. Average carbonation and full body with long lasting taste of cherries. Fantastic experiance.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fombe89 (2756) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2016
Botella @In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst 04/12/16 Botella:2011 Color rojizo, sabor frutal, final agrio, fruta, cuerpo medio, rica.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2752) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle @ Lambik o drom, Beersel. Light hazy deep red pour with a off white head. Tons of tart cherries, funky, light bitter, almonds and a subtle tartness. Delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (4027) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 9, 2016
Sample from 2002 bottle at the Trailer. Rich, nutty, almond, marzipan, cherries subdued, not so tart. Soft cherry, subdued. Bit of coconut too. Low carb. Fucking great. Aroma has more cherry. Some tomato sauce!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2277) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle @ Lambik O Droom. Pours juicy dark red with a big pink head. Aromas of sour cherries, light marzipan, vanilla, leathery, vinegar. Taste has sour cherries, subtle sweet almonds, vinegar, cherry pits, vinegar, citrussy, leathery and stable notes. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1993) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
From bottle at 3F Lambik-O-Droom. Pours a lovely clear ruby red with a big, pink head. Aroma has intense sweet and sour cherries, light marzipan, funk, vanilla. Taste is suuuper nicely balanced with dry cheesy funky notes, light earthy, sour fruits, but still lovely drinkability. High carbonation and a light, crisp body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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